Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have a polytunnel, garden, veg plot and small woodland, all managed organically, where we grow our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and share our lives with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. Oh and we make a lot of compost! We try to live a more self suffient, self reliant lifestyle here, as best we can.

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Sunny Saturday in the garden

We have started a major tidy up of the garden, with lots of the rather overgrown, mature shrubs and trees scheduled to get pruned...this is our idea of pruning! None of that easy stuff with secateurs and saws, oh no...we use a chainsaw and BIG ratchet loppers, to cut things down a lot...

it looks a bit brutal but it does need doing and the plants do actually survive and grow again! (As long as we don't have a month of snow and low temperatures, that is...)

Eglu set up with netting so the stronger ex battery hens can go outside and explore in safely.

Brave Coriander takes her first step "outside" a run.

Attilla the Hen takes her first step in real freedom.

Cumin was too scared today and decided to chicken out of exploring. Maybe tomorrow?


  1. It's always lovely to see pictures of hens taking their first steps into their new world.

    I've a lot of cutting 'right' back to do on some of the stuff in my garden, no idea what I'm doing but as you say, they grow back (fingers crossed).

  2. Major chicken envy! Sweet setup for them as well, you must have a very happy flock.


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